Friedrich Nietzsche quotes

Born
October 15, 1844 ,Röcken , Saxony, Prussia.

Died
August 25, 1900.

Occupation
Philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist.

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist, Latin, and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

We have art in order not to die of the truth.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The future influences the present just as much as the past.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Idleness is the parent of psychology.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The word ‘Christianity’ is already a misunderstanding – in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no facts, only interpretations.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Success has always been a great liar.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the proper task of life.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The doer alone learneth.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music, life would be a mistake.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Woman was God’s second mistake.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Fear is the mother of morality.
– Friedrich Nietzsche